The virus is mainly spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Only certain kinds of mosquitoes are able to transmit the virus that can cause disease. About four out of five people infected with Zika virus will have no signs or symptoms of illness. The people who do become ill may have fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis.
Smoke from wildfires may cause potentially unhealthy conditions. During these conditions, people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged exposure or heavy physical activity outdoors. Please take the time to educate yourself to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Protect your loved ones from heat exhaustion and heat stroke by learning how to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed using the environmental public health tracking system.
Our results scorecard is a tool that demonstrates the quality and impact of our programs. We use this tool to support collaborative efforts, which improve policies, programs, and outcomes by using data to make more informed decisions.
Embrace New Mexico’s diversity through education, advocacy and collaboration. Visit our updated website, take free trainings on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services, and find links to valuable resources.